From the moment I heard that we were going, I liked the idea. It is always interesting to know that one can learn new things and meet with different professional people. I particularly have more than 15 years experience as a teacher and someone could well say that I have gone through all the possible experiences! But we should always be open to new surprises and that is exactly what happened to me at these conferences. I found myself with many teachers willing to learn more, all from different parts of the country and even the world.
An atmosphere that gave us expectations to want to learn more, do more research and find more resources and strategies surrounded us. All with the same goal: to have a better school system for our students. The job of a teacher is not always valued in our society, although this is really the mother of all professions. Therefore it is important for teachers to improve as much as possible to give more value to the teaching profession and achieve the best results with our students.
I found all the conferences interesting, and I was able to get new resources, new material, and new ideas to implement in my class. Some of which I have already implemented in my teaching plans for March. For example, in the conference they showed us ¨Story Makers¨ where we were encouraged to tell stories in many different ways and manner.
At the conferences and lectures they taught us to see the students as persons, with feelings, fears, anxieties, and insecurities with the need to be firstly shown love in order for them to learn. They highlighted the importance to form ties, to show affection and respect to the students, and what called my attention the most, is something that is not done every single day everywhere but here in BAICA it is well practiced daily. The key to connect with the students and their hearts is the main reason why BAICA is so special.